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Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce

Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce

Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from husband Pete Wentz, can confirm.

The 26-year-old entertainer cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, according to TMZ and documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court.

Ashlee is asking for joint legal custody and primary physical custody of their 2-year-old son, Bronx.

Sources tell TMZ that Ashlee and Pete, who married in May of 2008, did not have a prenuptial agreement.

UPDATE: “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives,” a spokesperson for Ashlee tells

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99 Responses to “Ashlee Simpson Files for Divorce”

  1. 1
    lillyB Says:

    Wow!!!! No Words

  2. 2
    cf Says:

    Wha…? Did not see this one coming! What is going with all the break-ups this week?

  3. 3
    kora Says:

    I knew it would happen sometime in the future, but no so soon…

  4. 4
    Barbara Says:

    What! Guess she does not like his new hairdo. I have a feeling she thinks she can do better….caution Ashlee, you can’t.

  5. 5
    b Says:

    Say it isn’t true.
    Gosh, truly a huge surprise!

  6. 6
    Maritza Says:

    i dont like Pete Wentz,

    but this one is definitely a shocker.
    i couldve sworn i saw pics of these 2 all lovey dovey w/ Bronx a few weeks ago.

  7. 7
    naturegirl Says:

    WHAT????? NO!!!!!!!!! rolling my eyes, i am just surprise it went on for two extra years.

  8. 8
    Clairedelune Says:

    Shocked! Just “speed read” 3 months worth of US Weekly. It’s all the same crap. I thought they were so happy and blablablabla… It’s not like their careers are going so well. Maybe it’s for publicity. Oh well america needs more young divorced & unemployed single parents.

  9. 9
    mindy Says:

    Doesn’t anyone stay together anymore? and it’s so close to valentine’s day! =(

  10. 10

    When are you going to learn celebrities? Why don’t celebrities marry ‘NORMAL’ people? Why can’t they just get with regualr person?The problem with most celebrities is they think their the best thing that ever happenend.Ego thing or what ?

  11. 11
    blair Says:

    Wow….that is kind of a shock.

  12. 12
    Androgynous Pat Says:

    Attending red carpet events together right up to the end – just like her sister. Does marriage mean anything in Hollywood?

  13. 13
    Chelsea Says:

    Unless he cheated on her, this really pisses me off. I’m so sick of celebrities cheapening the commitment of marriage. Yeah, marriage gets tough at times but at least try and work it out! It takes actual effort and time…it doesn’t look like these two put that effort in. I mean two years, that’s pathetic.

  14. 14
    Audrey Says:

    Wow ! i didn’t see that one coming

  15. 15
    this Says:

    Not surprised at all.
    It takes a lot to work on a relationship and apparently these people have different standards.

  16. 16
    melody Says:

    Not a surprise!

  17. 17
    KC Says:

    Actually, this not exactly shocking news.

  18. 18
    Clairedelune Says:

    The tacky yellow thunder strike is right on in an oxymoronic way. Like.

  19. 19
    Margo Says:

    LOL Hollywood is so ridiculous! This aint a shock! Only person losing is thier son…poor kid :(

  20. 20
    LOL Says:

    I think it’s Ashlee’s fault, she’s been looking really sickly lately. She may have anorexia or drug addition. That is one messed up family. He seems like a nice normal guy (like Nick Lachey) and he probably can’t take her dysfunctional family anymore.

  21. 21
    Clairedelune Says:

    @ Chelsea: word.

  22. 22
    SarahNL Says:

    w o w !! Did not see this one coming. Another celebrity divorce..

  23. 23
    ck Says:

    Geez. A lot of those yellow lightning bolts on the site this week.

  24. 24
    jean Says:

    it’s an epidemic! But I can’t say I didn’t see this one coming…

  25. 25
    JOE Says:


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    poppy Says:

    I think I’m more upset with her. Why would you EVER give your baby those awful genes if you had an idea that you wouldn’t be with him for life?I thought she was sick in love to sacrifice her child to have that face.

  27. 27
    laverdadduele Says:

    They got married because she got knocked up. It was bound to happen.

  28. 28
    Julia Says:

    I saw this one coming but not now

  29. 29
    The Truth Says:

    That was mistake anyway. SSe oudn’t have gotten married anway. Her career hven’t gotten of the ground yet. Should have stay Single.

  30. 30
    deke Says:

    I feel like it’s Ashlee’s fault.

  31. 31
    Yuna Says:

    These ppl get married for the wrong reasons, e.g. getting knocked up. Not a great foundation for a solid marriage…

  32. 32
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Don’t worry ha ha ha ha

  33. 33
    andreanne Says:

    no way!

  34. 34
    Frida Says:

    I’m sad to hear this, I thought they seemed such a good match.

  35. 35
    no way! Says:

    what??!! sounds like an impulse thing. sleep on it, give it another month or two.

  36. 36
    Florence Says:

    Okay I’m going to sound like a *****, but people need to stop marrying and having kids when they are basically kids themselves. No one should be married and divorced by the age of 26..

  37. 37
    mimi78 Says:

    OK, this IS hilarious. Why bother getting married in the first place? You just want to be in the spotlight for one day, in that white gown? Ridiculous.

  38. 38
    DarkEmpress Says:

    This story shocked me. I thought it was fake at first. So much for emo love.

  39. 39
    boston61 Says:

    She is 26???? She looks so hardened for that age.

  40. 40
    Linda Says:

    Dang . never expected. I thought they are going to be together happily ever after. I think it fizzled after she got pregnant/had a baby and he wasn’t really in love (possibly just in lust + hot romance only). Plus, they married too young.

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  42. 42
    Ronda Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about this. They seemed like they would really go the distance. Hopefully they remain friendly for Bronx’s sake. I wish them the very best.

  43. 43
    eliza Says:

    Not surprised that this one didn’t last.

  44. 44
    MangerBouger Says:

    Why are they getting married in the first place if they don’t believe in true love and try to make it work … WHY ?!!!!!

    Just move in with him/her instead of marrying him/her … it’s such a waste of money and time for some people, especially in stupidwood.

  45. 45
    Shawna Says:

    That is so pathetic. Nobody puts real effort into a marriage these days. And age doesn’t have anything to do with it, it’s this Hollywood dream that everything should always be diamonds and roses and passion and the second that fades they walk away. It makes me sick. I was only 20 years old when I got married and my husband was 21. We have been married 12 years this summer and are renewing our wedding vows. We have 3 children, our own home, successful careers. Yes there have been some very, very hard times including financial problems, moving across province, and having a special needs child, as well as many others but we remained committed to each other and the vows we made to each other. Marriage isn’t about how “in love” you feel, it is about working on it and communicating and staying in the trenches with the person you chose as your partner. Love is not a feeling, it’s a decision.

  46. 46
    Sharlise Says:


    I agree with you. The only thing I can see them divorcing over is if there were infidelity involved. People need to make their marriages work. And stop leaving over the small stuff.

  47. 47
    In The Know Says:

    The magazine spreads ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE PAST touting how much in love they are and forever this or that …………MAKE HER LOOK LIKE WHAT SHE IS. A REAL IDIOT

  48. 48
    kami Says:

    if she hadn’t been pregnant they would never have married. no shock there.

  49. 49
    Sharlise Says:

    I don’t know why they are divorcing. It could be big stuff, or small stuff.

    If it is small stuff, it is a disgrace to not work it out.

  50. 50
    Laura Says:

    Not a fan of either but wow. Did NOT see that coming, that sucks :(

  51. 51
    Tina Says:

    Just look after the kid well.

  52. 52
    Zoe Moon Says:

    I am not surprised!

  53. 53
    Zoe Moon Says:

    I am not surprised!

  54. 54
    Gigi Says:


    Thank you Shawna, you are an inspiration. I have been saying that for years, it is NOT a feeling, it is a choice. If you know you cannot be married through better or worse, do not get married in the first place.

  55. 55
    Dale Says:

    Whatever! They prolly just want press!
    They are both hungry Fame W#0res!
    How much u wanna bet in a month they will be back on the covers of magazines “Back Together”
    Oh wait!!! Doesn’t SHE have a new folk album coming out?!?
    Ahhhh! Makes sence!

  56. 56
    lala Says:

    so get this!I open the justjared page and theres a bunch of breakups and divorces staring at me from the front page…totally shocked!!!

  57. 57
    Julie R. Says:

    If this divorce is true,which i believe it’s true…it’s no news for me.They married because she got knocked up,and i doubt they would have been together if she didn’t get knocked up.I saw it coming;when they got engaged,i wrote in a site they wouldn’t last more than two years…
    It’s a sign that the next couple to divorce is Nicole Richie and Joel Madden.Both married because she got knocked up twice.These celebrities must remember that marriages after kids or during pregnancies don’t last at all.
    Most part of these couples engaged after pregnancies or born kids won’t last…i’m not making this up,it’s a real statistic.

  58. 58
    Emily Says:

    Is anything sacred anymore?

  59. 59
    Anna2 Says:

    It not just celebrities studies on divorce rate in America say that approximately

    • 40% to 50% marriages end up getting divorced! This means that out of every 2 marriages, 1 would break up.

    • The number rises to 60% when it comes to second marriages and 73% when it comes to third marriages!!!

    • The highest number of divorces occur in men and women aged between 20-25 years!

    People inguinal don’t take marriage seriously, get married after only being together for a couple months or don’t want to put in the time to work out the problems. If Ashlee and Pete did try to work thing out after 2 or so years just shows that they got married for the wrong reasons or they really have a lot of problems, my bet is on the first that they only got married because she was pregnant .

  60. 60
    Macchiato Says:

    lol 90% of hollywood is eather divorcing oder pregnant right now !

  61. 61
    CC Says:

    no celebrities should get married

  62. 62
    christine Says:

    WHAT is wrong with Ashlee’s expressions sometimes?? Awkward gal. Anyway, I thougt they were too immature to have a baby together and get married anyway. It’s like LaLa land (Los Angeles) is a place of fairy tale dreams… and people do things on a whim.
    I saw this couple around LA and they look like two skinny female midgets!

  63. 63
    MEANIEminemooooooooooo Says:

    I never saw that one coming…I mean, he IS fugly, gayish and gross but then again, so is she! I thought they were a perfect match…Couple of losers…poor offspring!

  64. 64
    Mikado Says:

    Gosh. Them too?
    Who from the celebs is able to NOT divorce?

  65. 65
    longchamp Says:

    not surprised it’s her who’s doing the divorcing. all the metamorphosis recently, as evidenced by the new persona she’s trying to project w/that ‘edgy’* hair… the condescending body language where she’s kissing Wentz… the studied cheek sucking passed off as smiling… all that points to the fact that she’s done having ‘mommy and daddy’ fun, and she’ll go back to the dating carousel for a while, kid be damned.

    *note to simpson: your edgy look is long-smoked, dear. ref. Farrow, Mia, and Seberg, Jean

  66. 66
    lol Says:

    OMG i didnt see this one coming! :O i loved those two together this is sad :(

  67. 67
    Sean Says:

    LOL. No shock there

  68. 68
    Kelly Says:

    Wow that was unexpected!

  69. 69
    vivi Says:

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    saywhat Says:

    I’m really trying hard not to be spiteful but its hard I’m sorry about the marriage breaking up because there’s a kid involve.
    But honestly Pete Weintz can only take to much of Ashlee’s Lip singing
    on his mike before that damn thing goes lethargic forever on Ashlee’s
    sucky vocals. if you know what I mean.
    Its not to late though if Ashlee should take some serious voice lesson from our wonderful tenors like Tera Patrick or Jenna Jameson. She could save this marriage. But if her real reason for filing divorce is to try some other type of mikes, Honey that ain’t gonna work because nobody wants an amateur near their mikes.

  71. 71
    ck_always Says:

    Look on the bright side, at least now they’ll both get laid on Valentine’s Day.

  72. 72
    Jess Says:

    that’s what happens when you get married just because you are pregnant. fail.

  73. 73
    cheeseman Says:

    ugh who cares

  74. 74
    Mojo Says:

    I am CHOCKED !!!!! well well well ! hmmmm :-O !!!

  75. 75
    anon2 Says:

    This is sad. They were a cute couple but they did seem to have a few ups and downs. At least one good thing came out of the marriage…their adorable little boy.

  76. 76
    Helen Says:

    If you really think about it, would they have gotten married if she wasn’t pregnant at the time? Most probably, no – They would have dated for a year, and then they both would have moved on.

  77. 77
    Open bar Says:

    Too bad because there is a young child, only a baby,involved.
    Too bad they could not count their blessings,money,and be grown up,let egos go and be different. Stay married. Be happy. Choose to be happy.

    I cannot say I am not surprised.that’s Hollywood for ya’/

    Wonder how her family is going to spinthis in her favor and do to pete like they did to NickLachey.

    Wait,y ou think this is news, a shocker,wait for this report within the next 3 years.

    With sorrow and after careful consideration, Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have agreed to amically divorce. They are freinds and will remain so as they both are committed loving parents to their daughter, Hope Anne Johnson ,2yrs old., and her well-being and happiness. Please respect the family’s privacy during this time of transition.

    You know it is coming,LOL!!!

  78. 78
    Tyra Says:

    I hope Pete fights for custody…I do not trust the Simpsons! Put this in your browser bar:

    Jessica Simpson Payola

    or this

    Jessica Simpson sued for 10 millon dollars

    or this

    Jessica Simpson Bam Margera

  79. 79
    huh Says:

    Whaaaat?? He just wrote something about her on his twitter like.. 2 days ago?

  80. 80
    cindy Says:

    OMG! I’m really shocked about this. I’ve met them BOTH in person at a Cobra Starship concert….they were so into each other. That sux they have a child…oh well…who’s next?!

  81. 81
    lovelydee Says:

    This is seriously CRAZY.
    I’m in complete shock.

  82. 82
    Jess Says:

    WOW, not shocking . They got marry because she was pregnant. Now she is just like her big sis Jessica divorce. At least Jess save herself for marriage unlike Ashlee.

  83. 83
    twofools Says:

    Pete has no money and hasn’ t toured in years. She doesn’t want to end up like her sister did, with a deadbeat husband. SHe is also high maintenance.

  84. 84
    anna Says:

    i think im in a minority here when i say i could see this one coming. when they were in sydney a coupe yrs ago aloooooot of people heard them fighting (which i guess is natural in a marriage) but it deff’ wasn’t the first time they had a public fight. anyway, as long as little bronx is ok that’s all that should matter to them right now!

  85. 85
    toni Says:

    I do not feel sorry for non of them, but their son. If you’re not gonna stay married why get married in the first place? I’ve never been married in fact, I am a young teenager who’s parents aren’t happy as of now, but they’re trying to make it work. If you do not see youself with that person for a long amount of time and if you don’t see yourself with the person for better or worse in sickness and in health, then what’s the point. They’re wasting their money on a wedding that probably wasn’t thought of out of genuine love, they wasted each others time because they each could’ve found someone who loved them unconditionally and they’re hurting their son who has no choice, but to deal with the outcome.
    Also that statement sounds so typical and reused over and over again it’s getting sickening.

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    Clairedelune Says:

    Zeitgeist moment tnx to JJ (another oxymoron). America is doomed as this D-list divorce just shows us again that we just a selfish, self-absorbed nation that consumed most of the world’s resources and cares for nobody else but ourselves. There is no speak of sacrifice and compromise and patience and tolerance when these celebrities go into a marriage. it is just for a big US Weekly spread. Notoriety and NGN (no good news) always harvest more “clicks & read” than wholesome good news…what is wrong with all of us??? The only cute pictures are the ones of Chris Pine this week on JJ…CP should run for president one day (haha, going too far here….pardon.) Bronx seems to be a good boy…all children were born as gifts from God…I truly feel sorry for him..only 2 years old. I truly feel sick of these selfish, self-absorbed, self-promoting losers.

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    Lalalove Says:


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    SHONDALE Says:


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    Leana Says:

    End of 2010-bbeginning of 2011: The new trend is either getting pregnant (which is wonderful of course) or getting a divorce (for irreconciable differences)…. Is it only me or there are many of these???
    On another note, well it’s sad!

  90. 90
    kami Says:

    all these ppl splitting up either
    1. got into the relationship for sex and don’t like each other.
    2. have no imagination to create sexual fantasies.

  91. 91
    Jokergurl Says:

    I’m not really shocked by this, it’s sad but neither one of these two seemed really mature enough for marriage. I feel sorry for their child.

  92. 92
    Pebbles Says:

    Why are all these celebrities spliting & divorcing in the same week????? And right before Valentine’s Day on top of that. What I can’t stand is why do majority of these celebs play around with marriage like it’s a toy???? And the worst part of it is when there are kids involved. What’s the point of wasting each other’s time if you’re not going to stay committed??? Just stay single!

  93. 93
    Moira leans back Says:

    Ashlee cut her hair and he thought he was ******** another guy. He just decided to get out and actually go back to his men. He’s a fruity.

  94. 94
    peteswhore Says:

    fug assley should sue whomever did her
    chin and various other face

  95. 95
    Nicole Says:

    SHOCKK! I can’t believe!!!!

  96. 96
    Sara Says:

    WOW! I have to say I did not see this one coming. But I must admit, they’re handling it so far with respect for each other and for their son. I don’t know the reasons, obviously, but it’s really sad. I thought they were such a strong couple. I was thinking about them recently. What a lovely tweet from Pete recently, saying what a great mother Ashlee is. Keep it respectful, but I’m sure they will!!

  97. 97
    Bobbi Says:

    These people are so selfish. Have a baby because it’s the cool thing to do and then split up.

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    anon Says:

    WTF!. I just saw them on the “Dog Whisperer”. Maybe THAT opened up some doors best left closed.

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    rara Says:

    she prolly freaked out when she saw his new hairdo…

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